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For the latest Woollahra Council news, browse the list of current news items below.

Other community news may also be sourced from local media including The Wentworth Courier, Eastern Suburbs Life, Latté Life and Eastside Radio 89.7FM.

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Federal Election - 2 July 2016

Published: 23 June 2016

To find out more about voting and polling locations for the upcoming federal election on the 2nd July, please visit the Australian Electoral Commission.

Lyne Park, Rose Bay - Seawall Reconstruction - Stage two

Published: 31 May 2016

Stage two is now ready for construction and will commence on Thursday 2 June.  It will start at the end of the Sydney Seaplanes Terminal and extend for approximately 60 lineal metres.

Important Boat Trailer Parking Change

Published: 23 May 2016

From 1 July 2016 boat trailers will no longer be permitted to park on any public road or land for longer than 28 days within the Woollahra Council Area.

Double Bay Library is moving!

Published: 20 April 2016

The Double Bay Library and the Local History Centre are now closed, while we relocate to our exciting new library in the main shopping hub of Double Bay. The new library is expected to open at the end of May.

Paddington Library Mural Project

Published: 19 April 2016

Following the recent refurbishment of the Paddington Library, Woollahra Council is inviting artists to submit designs for a vibrant, fun and engaging mural for the children’s section of the library.

Small Business Friendly Councils

Published: 12 April 2016

Woollahra Municipal Council is proud to be 'small business friendly' as part of the state-wide initiative, The Small Business Friendly Councils Program.

Little Things Art Competition 2016

Published: 10 April 2016

Artists are invited to submit creative expressions of the ‘Little Things’ that make them happy or feel grateful. As well as inspiring community creative engagement, the finalists exhibition will be a celebration of the artwork displayed and a shared positive experience.

2016 Citizenship Awards

Published: 21 March 2016

Congratulations to 2016 Citizen of the Year Award winner Isabelle Shapiro. Read more about Isabelle and the other 2016 award recipients.

Amended Meeting Schedule for February 2016

Published: 16 February 2016

Yarranabbe Park welcomes Sea's Nest

Published: 12 February 2016

Yarranabbe Park in Rushcutters Bay is now home to a new public artwork titled ‘Sea’s Nest’.

Street Weed Control Program

Published: 11 January 2016

We will be commencing our regular weed eradication program around footpaths, kerbs and laneways in Paddington and Woollahra on Wednesday 27 January 2016.

Water quality of Woollahra's beaches rated good and very good in recent NSW State of the Beaches report

Published: 9 October 2015

The water quality of Woollahra’s beaches and swimming locations have all received grades of good and very good in the recent State of the Beaches Report (2014-15) released by the New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage.

Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize winner announced

Published: 9 October 2015

The 2015 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize – Australia’s pre-eminent national prize for small sculpture – has been awarded to..

General information on swooping magpies

Published: 22 September 2015

Swooping magpies is normal defensive behaviour during breeding season and may last up to 6 weeks.

Mayoral election - Councillor Toni Zeltzer returned as Mayor

Published: 22 September 2015

Councillor Toni Zeltzer was re-elected as the Mayor of Woollahra at the Mayoral election held on Monday 21 September 2015. Councillor Susan Wynne was elected as the Deputy Mayor of Woollahra.

Woollahra Council and community united on position to stand-alone and oppose forced amalgamation

Published: 30 June 2015

Council has finalised and submitted its Fit for the Future report to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART).

Reduce your Energy Bills with ‘The 10% Challenge'

Published: 22 June 2015

Woollahra Council has jumped on board to support a new initiative aimed at reducing household energy usage and bills.

Woollahra residents support Fit for the Future fight

Published: 21 May 2015

Woollahra residents have delivered their verdict on the subject of amalgamation, expressing a clear preference that Woollahra remains a stand-alone council in an independent survey.

Council to consider Draft Woollahra DCP 2014

Published: 16 April 2015

A meeting of the Strategic & Corporate Committee will be held on Thursday 23 April to consider the public exhibition and approval of the Draft Woollahra Development Control Plan 2014.

Share your views on council amalgamation

Published: 18 March 2015

The State Government is calling for Woollahra to consider amalgamation as part of its Fit for the Future reforms. Council believes it should stand alone, now we want to know what you think.

More time for pool owners to meet new requirements

Published: 9 March 2015

New rules being introduced by the State Government requiring swimming pools to have a certificate of compliance have been delayed until 29 April 2016.

Woollahra celebrates its top citizens

Published: 23 February 2015

Former Woollahra Mayor Christopher Dawson has been acknowledged for his outstanding contribution to the Woollahra municipality, named 2015 Citizen of the Year.

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